LA’s most iconic geographic landmark is not perched in the Hollywood Hills, rather it winds from the Santa Susana Mountains to the mouth of Long Beach Harbor. The LA River has been both a source of life and great devastation throughout history. Paved over to prevent chaos, the barren, geometric waterway sweeping the city scarcely resembles the once mighty riverbed.

For Summer 2017, Tom Guinness and Bibi Cornejo-Borthwick explore the furtive and forlorn channels of the concrete masterpiece, and the constant tension between natural and constructed realities in Los Angeles. In the series of images, Stüssy offers respite from the paved dystopia where an oasis flourishes amid the mighty berms.

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